New York Magazine
Corner Slice 600 11TH AVE.
➽ FOR A CELEBRATORY SLICE (or pie), head to the Gotham West Market stall where grandma-pizza specialist Mike Bergemann combines slice-joint nostalgia with toppings-combo whimsy. Besides the classics—red, white, cheese—there is often a sandwich-inspired special (the muffuletta, the meatball parm, and lately the cheesesteak).
Spanish Diner 10 HUDSON YARDS
➽ ACCORDING TO JOSÉ ANDRÉS,
Spaniards, with the exception of Jacques Pépin, are the greatest egg cooks in the world, a half-jokey boast substantiated here by the stupendous Huevos Rotos Casa Lucio: olive-oil-fried eggs plopped on a pile of fat fries. Cut into the eggs and let the runny yolks ooze over the potatoes.
Farida 498 NINTH AVE.
➽ THERE ARE SO MANY DELICIOUS
Central Asian dishes on the menu you’ll want to come back the next day. If it’s your first Javits jab, get the Uzbek-style stuffed dumplings called manti and a nice beefy bowl of lagman soup. If you’re a second-shotter, why not live it up and order the kebab party platter?